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A comparison of plastic and plankton in the north Pacific central gyre.
The potential for ingestion of plastic particles by open ocean filter feeders was assessed by measuring the relative abundance and mass of neustonic plastic and zooplankton in surface waters underExpand
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A comparison of neustonic plastic and zooplankton at different depths near the southern California shore.
Previous studies of neustonic debris have been limited to surface sampling. Here we conducted two trawl surveys, one before and one shortly after a rain event, in which debris and zooplankton densityExpand
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Evaluation of microbial source tracking methods using mixed fecal sources in aqueous test samples.
Microbiological source tracking (MST) methods are increasingly being used to identify fecal contamination sources in surface waters, but these methods have been subjected to limited comparativeExpand
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Relationships between benthic community condition, water quality, sediment quality, nutrient loads, and land use patterns in Chesapeake Bay
Associations between macrobenthic communities, measures of water column and sediment exposure, and measures of anthropogenic activities throughout the watershed were examined for the Chesapeake Bay,Expand
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Water Quality Indicators and the Risk of Illness at Beaches With Nonpoint Sources of Fecal Contamination
Background: Indicator bacteria are a good predictor of illness at marine beaches that have point sources of pollution with human fecal content. Few studies have addressed the utility of indicatorExpand
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Blooms of Pseudo-nitzschia and domoic acid in the San Pedro Channel and Los Angeles harbor areas of the Southern California Bight, 2003-2004
Abundances of Pseudo-nitzschia spp. and concentrations of particulate domoic acid (DA) were determined in the Southern California Bight (SCB) along the coasts of Los Angeles and Orange CountiesExpand
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A comparison of neustonic plastic and zooplankton abundance in southern California's coastal waters.
The density of neustonic plastic particles was compared to that of zooplankton in the coastal ocean near Long Beach, California. Two trawl surveys were conducted, one after an extended dry periodExpand
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Composition and distribution of beach debris in Orange County, California.
Many studies have quantified debris collected on beaches around the world. Only a few of those studies have been conducted in the United States, and they are largely limited to semi-quantitativeExpand
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IRON AS A REFERENCE ELEMENT FOR DETERMINING TRACE METAL ENRICHMENT IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COASTAL SHELF SEDIMENTS
Abstract Major and trace elements occur naturally in the environment at levels which are detectable by most ocean monitoring programs. This natural occurrence of metals in the environment complicatesExpand
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Genomics in marine monitoring: new opportunities for assessing marine health status.
This viewpoint paper explores the potential of genomics technology to provide accurate, rapid, and cost efficient observations of the marine environment. The use of such approaches in next generationExpand
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